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Frequently Asked Questions

The website / directory was developed in order to make it easier for runners to find events. This is hopefully achieved by providing a much larger range of events than can be found on other websites. It doesn't matter who provides the event or what entry system is used we will add all events we are aware of to our site.

However once you have found events that you are are interested in or are entered in we thought it would be cool for you to be able to save these events for quick access which makes it easy to keep track of your events. An example of this can be seen in the image below:

My Events Page Example

Lots of people may see certain terrain types as being different however just so you know how we understand them we have given you a little description of each below:

Cross Country
Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as fields or countryside, as opposed to on roads or tracks. More information can be found here.
Fell
Fell running, sometimes known as hill running or mountain running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty. More information can be found here.
Road
Road running is the sport of running on a measured course over an established road (as opposed to track and field and cross country running). More information can be found here.
Trail
Trail running is a sport which consists of running and hiking over trails. Trail running tends to cover off road running which as a result is hard to distinguish from Cross Country and Fell running. More information can be found here.
Multi-terrain
Multi-terrain is any event that can fit into more than one of the above categories. For example part of an event may be Cross Country terrain whilst another part of it is on a road.
Obstacle
An obstacle course is a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual or team must navigate usually while being timed. Obstacle courses can include running, climbing, jumping, crawling, swimming, and balancing elements with the aim of testing speed and endurance. More information can be found here.

Parkrun and Great Run local are free weekly timed running events ranging from 2k to 5k. If you are feeling up to it you can look to get a good workout by taking part in both weekly events.

Parkrun
Parkrun events typically take place every Saturday morning at 9am and is definitely the most popular of the two events as there are hundreds of event locations available within the UK. More information can be found here.
Great Run Local
Great Run Local event dates and times appear to be dependant on the location and are limited in number currently however these are likely to increase in numbers as more people become aware of them an look to set up more events. More information can be found here.
Once you become aware that these events exist all you need to do is turn up so there is less need for a search function and also because there are hundreds of weekly events so it would quickly fill up the events page making it a bit more difficult to find lesser known events which only occur once or twice a year.
As discussed in the 'Understanding the Event / Terrain types' section above certain event / terrain types such as Cross Country, Fell and Trail can be difficult to distinguish so sometimes it is down to the perception of the Event Provider when they add their event. However if the event / terrain type is clearly incorrect such as an event is showing as a Road event when it is an Obstacle event then please get in touch via the contact page and let us know.
The website allows different people to add events so from time to time someone may duplicate an event by accident. We will try and look out for this and remove any duplicate events however if you do see any then please get in touch via the contact page and let us know.
Don't worry, there is a very good chance that we may have added your event rather than another user. Just get in touch via the contact page to let us know and we can look to transfer your event to your account if you can show us that you are the Event Provider / Owner.
We try our best to add as many events as we can however from time to time we may miss some so if you are aware of any that we haven't added then please let us know via the contact page. Remember that the more events we have added then the easier it is for you to find an event that suits you.
In order to give you a guide to the distance that events are from your home postcode we calculate event distance in a straight line from your postcode to the event postcode. However the difference occurs as Google maps directions works out the travelling distance between the 2 postcodes which will never be in a straight line.
If you decide you don't want to receive race alerts via email then you can unsubscribe from these emails by signing into you account and navigating to your 'My Account' page where you can amend your email preferences.
If you decide you no longer want to have an account then you can request for this to be deleted by getting in touch via the website contact page and then we will process your request. You can still use the website to search for events but you won't be able to save your events. You can always create another account in the future if you change your mind.

Last updated: 09/09/2016